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HMRC internal manual

Debt Management and Banking Manual

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Debt and return pursuit: Child Benefit overpayments: customer in receipt of a DWP benefit - terminated entitlement

DWP benefit check

If you have been unable to contact a customer during the normal recovery process you should check ADD to see if any DWP benefits are in payment.

If you establish that a customer is receiving one of the following long-term benefits:

  • DLA (Disability Living Allowance)
  • ICA (Invalid Care Allowance)
  • AA (Attendance Allowance)
  • INCAP (Incapacity Benefit)
  • Income Support RP (Retirement Pension with pension credits)
  • IVB (Invalidity Benefit)
  • ESA (Employment Support Allowance)
  • JSA (income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance)

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JSA(C) (JSA contributory)

If the customer is receiving JSA(C) which is likely to be short-term consider suspension and a review period.

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Customer refuses to pay

If the customer refuses to pay or co-operate with completion of an Income and Expenditure form:

  • issue letter CBOP190 with payslip and an EF3 (or EF4 for Scotland)
  • set OPREC BF delayed code 1, BF Code 15 for five years
  • update the OPREC notepad.

No reply or further refusal to pay

If there is no reply to the pre-enforcement letter or there is a further refusal to pay you should proceed as follows:

  • there is evidence that enforcement action would be potentially successful, consider referral for enforcement
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